Taught course

Statistics

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a closely related subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Statistics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, which is well equipped with personal computers and laptops, a parallel computer and an on-site library.

Highlights

  • Provides students with a broader skill set for entry into the commercial analysis market.
  • Covers various theoretical and applied statistical areas at an advanced level.
  • Provides opportunities for students to put their statistical knowledge into practice.
  • Continual assessments and the dissertation enable students to apply their statistics knowledge.
  • Students are prepared such that they may go onto to pursue research in statistics.

Teaching format

The course consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation undertaken over the summer months. The available statistics modules consist of a mixture of traditional lecture courses with end-of-semester exams and short intense courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment.

Further particulars regarding curriculum development.

Modules

For an MSc in Statistics, a total of 180 credits are needed, with 150 credits from level 5000 (typically postgraduate level). 60 of the level-5000 credits come from the dissertation, so the remaining 120 credits must contain at least 90 from level 5000. The remaining 30 credits may be from level 3000 or above (typically undergraduate level).

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.

Modules can be chosen from across the School's undergraduate and postgraduate-level modules.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,450
International students
EU: £9,450 Overseas: £19,400

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
maths-pgstats@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2344